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Cloud cover on Monday ... it happens. You can still see the eclipse streaming live AND enjoy popcorn & cookies at the Dodgeville Public Library. You may also live stream the eclipse on your computer or mobile device.

NASA Eclipse 2017 Live - Streaming Video of August 21 Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station - each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.


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As part of the City's on-going Comprehensive Planning process, Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC)is conducting a community survey to gather opinions about potential services and developments within the city of Dodgeville. This survey, an extension of the 14 input and listening sessions held from June to September, will provide input specifically directed at the goals, objectives, and strategies generated during these meetings.

Comprehensive Planning process information

Dodgeville Community Survey

Paper copies are available in the Dodgeville Library and City Hall.

Count Down to the 2017 Great American Eclipse

Click here for Exciting Information on the 2107 Solar Eclipse Program!

* July 6 at 6:30pm John Heasley presents "The Great American Eclipse"
* July 6 - August 14 "Solar Eclipse Design Competition" for teens (12-19 yrs) $25 Cash Prizes
* July 27 at 10:15am Drop in Storytime featuring "The Big Eclipse" by Nancy Coffelt
* August 19 between 9am and 1pm Solar Eclipse Bookmark Workshop and make your own Solar Eclipse viewer! (All ages)
* August 21 View the Solar Eclipse on the Library Lawn

City of Dodgeville Community Discussions A series of gatherings to discuss what is working well and what can be improved in the City of Dodgeville. All Community Discussions will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Red Room. Click here for more details: Community Discussions

Great Decisions Discussion Series: We have wrapped up the 2016 Discussion Series and are looking ahead to the 2017 topics. The Great Decisions Discussion Program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs education program of its kind in the country. Each year, the Great Decisions editorial board selects eight of the most pressing global issues and regions that will be the focus of the briefing book, television programs, and online resources. Dodgeville Public Library has participated in the program since 2009 and selects 4 to 6 topics each year for our local discussion group. If you are interested in discussing world affairs with fellow engaged citizens contact

Click on the following links for further details on the 2017 Schedule of Discussion Topics

2017 Great Decisions Schedule

2017 Great Decisions Schedule with Topic Details

2017 Great Decisions Overview and 2016 Stats

2017 Great Decisions Topics

Taking time for yourself is important! Mug Club for the Caregiver is a support group which provides an environment for those who are caring for a loved one, to share information and gain support from others who are in a similar situation. As caregivers, we share our experiences to help one another. Please join us once a month! Click here for more information! Caregiver Support Flyer

Battle of the Books - Sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library

What is Battle of the Books? Battle of the books is a program designed to promote a love of reading in students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, settings, and authors of the books. Students read twenty titles in preparation for local competition between Dodgeville Middle School and St. Joseph's School. The competition takes place in late November at the Dodgeville Public Library. Participating in the Battle of the Books is a great way for students to experience interesting, exciting, high quality young adult literature while having fun and being recognized for their accomplishments in reading.

Who can join Battle of the Books? Any sixth, seventh, or eighth grade student can join the Battle of the Books program at school. Once students have signed up, the group meets to prepare for the competition. At Dodgeville Middle School, meetings take place once a week in the Library Media Center.

What happens at a Battle of the Books meeting? During Dodgeville Middle School meetings, Ms. Boland (the DMS Librarian) leads review activities and discussions on the books read for that week. A reading schedule is given out at one of our first meetings so students know which books will be discussed each week.

Visit America's Battle of the Books web site.

The Battle of the Books 2017-2018 Reading List (.pdf format) is now available.


Chat and Chew: Book Club for Middle Schoolers. New to the middle school adventure? Right in the middle of it? Chat and Chew is open to students ages 11-15. There is always a book, snacks, and games and not always in that order. We meet the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. Dropping in is encouraged, newcomers welcome! Click here to see what we're reading for our July 3rd book discussion! The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

DPL's Adult Book Club Our adult book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. We meet year-round on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Click here to see what we're reading for our July and August book discussions. Please join us! July and August Book Club Reads!

weatherthestorm.JPGU.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm Public libraries continue to transform lives by providing critical services and innovative solutions to technology access, in spite of years' worth of cumulative budget cuts. Libraries are part of the solution for those in search of the digital connection and skills required by today's competitive global marketplace. However, unless strategic investments in U.S. public libraries are broadened and secured, libraries will not be able to continue to provide the innovative and critical services their communities need and demand.

camera.jpgYou Should Know... Your attendance at programs sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library may be digitally recorded through photographs or video recordings. These images may be posted on our web site, in our newsletter, by local newspapers or ultimately on the World Wide Web. If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify a member of the Library staff before the program.

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Ongoing Events

All events at the Dodgeville Public Library are FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information contact the Library at 935-3728.

Drop-In Storytime Storytime will be on Thursday mornings at 10:15 a.m. Please note for Thursday mornings in January and August, there will not be a normal Storytime. We will offer activities and a project and a chance to check out great books! This program is sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library and a volunteer. Programs are executed by a library staff member and a library volunteer.

January - Drop-in activities
February through July - Drop-in Storytime
August - Drop-in activities
September through December - Drop-in Storytime

More ongoing Children's programs are in the Kids Korner.

If you have any questions, please contact Children's Librarian, Carol Gleichauf at or 608-935-3728 ext. 3.

When inclement weather occurs listen to WDMP (99.3 FM) radio station. If the Dodgeville School District closes or delays two hours or more, children's programs will be cancelled.

bookstack1.jpgOutreach to Senior Citizens in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities Volunteers deliver books to Sienna Crest, Upland Hills and Stonefield every other Wednesday.

Genealogy Group (Family History) meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Facilitated by Eileen Arndt, well-known, local genealogist. Bring your genealogy questions and share your knowledge with other researchers.

Third Wednesday Book Club This adult group meets to discuss fiction and nonfiction works, focusing on a new title each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

Teen Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. for fun conversation and pizza.

Kids Book Club for 9 - 11 year olds. Monthly meeting on a Monday afternoon at 4:00pm. Contact Carol Gleichauf, Children's Librarian for more information. 608.935.3728 ext. 3 or New members welcome! Click here for dates and the books we are reading! Kids Book Club Reads

Library Hours

The library is located at the corners of Iowa and Fountain Streets in historic downtown Dodgeville.

                      Vickie Stangel, Library Director

Dodgeville Public Library
139 South Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533

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